Sandeep Gautam

22 Added | 1 Magazine | 47 Likes | 20 Following | 36 Followers | @sandygautam | Former Software professional (Software Development Manager with Cisco, India); Psychology Blogger at The Mouse Trap, Times Of India, Creativity Post and Psychology Today. Passionate about psychology and neuroscience; Programmer, Poet, Philosopher! Knee deep in +ve psych !! Love to share and connect. sandygautam on most networks. A life long learner and avid Courserean.

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams

Imagine you are a fly on the wall in a corporate training center where a management team of 12 is participating in a session on executing strategy. The team is midway through attempting to solve a new, uncertain, and complex problem. The facilitators look on as at first the exercise follows its …

Psychology

Worldwide Happiness: Causes and Correlates

The World Happiness Report 2018 has been published today (but no e-copy is available yet), so I will wait for the e-copy to became available. …

Economics

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one - MIT Technology Review

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?<p>Robert …

Genetics

You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.

Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis.<p>Having idealistic …

Literature

Flourish Mentoring

Why just survive, when you can flourish and thrive!<p>This is the philosophy that we at Flourish Mentoring believe in and practice in our daily lives. …

Mentoring

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

Building Resiliency<p>The encouraging news is that young people have the innate capacity to bounce back from adversity. You can create an environment …

Pedagogy

The Perils of Giving Kids IQ Tests

Whether you call a child "gifted" or "disabled," labels can influence future behavior in subtle and insidious ways.<p>Scott Barry Kaufman knew he was different from his classmates. The evidence was overwhelming: he was about to enter the third grade for the second time, and he was subjected to …

Why The Next Person You Hire Should Be Overqualified

“Overqualified workers tend to try different things, and through the process they bring creative insights and find better ways of doing their work.”<p>Hiring someone who is overqualified sounds like a recipe for disaster. What if they get bored and quit? Or what if they develop a bad attitude as a …

Human Resources

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth | Inc.com

When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made on a day-to-day basis. Success, …

Self-improvement

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Mindfulness

A Buddhist master reveals the number one cause of suffering and what we can do about it

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy.<p>The first …

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amid the noise, understanding your brain’s limitations and …

Time Management

Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership

Humility is often associated with weakness–not with strong leaders. In his new book, David J. Bobb explains why that’s a mistake.<p>Before he became one of America’s ultimate success stories–inventor, scientist, diplomat, and the consummate connector of people and ideas–Benjamin Franklin was convinced …

Leadership

Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You'll Thank Me Later

Happiness

The 10 Happiest Countries In The World, And Why We’re Not One Of Them

The United Nations just released its second World Happiness Report, which ranks countries according to happiness levels. Nordic countries are at the top this year, while the U.S., Egypt, and Greece are (surprise!) all more disgruntled than they were in years past.<p>Economic output is a crude measure …

Staffing & Recruitment Software built on Salesforce

An End-to-End Solution that Grows with Your Business<p>Jobscience offers a full suite of tools that effectively integrates and streamlines talent …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Happiness

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that …

Self-Care Is Not Optional: How Burnout Ended My Career at the Shelter

Four years ago on my birthday I gave my two weeks’ notice at the animal shelter where I worked. Quitting felt like defeat, guilt, and failure, …